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Oct 14, 2013 05:58 PM

I just ate an egg

... From a carton with a best buy / use by date of "FEB 06".

And lived to post about.*

(*Performed by professional Chowhound. Do not attempt at home.)

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  1. So it was more than 8 months past date? What did it look like? Did it taste ok? Did it still taste like an egg? How did you manage to keep an egg that long? Were they from the farmer's market? A lot of the farmers at mine reuse egg cartons...

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    1. re: ohmyyum

      >>So it was more than 8 months past date?

      >>What did it look like?
      It looked like an egg

      >>Did it taste ok?
      Tasted just like an egg

      >>Did it still taste like an egg?
      (See above)

      >>How did you manage to keep an egg that long?
      Too much travel and eating out.

      >>Were they from the farmer's market?
      No. It was from local supermarket chain (Ralphs in LA)

      1. re: ipsedixit

        I just.. wow. Please report back tmrw.

    2. I'm guessing they reused an old carton.

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      1. re: c oliver

        No. I bought this in January 2013.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          How does that preclude their using an old carton? I'm missing something certainly.

          1. re: c oliver

            I have never seen a supermarket use an old carton. And I haven't bought eggs in nearly a year (at least not the kind in that carton).

          2. re: ipsedixit

            I've eaten some old eggs but, January, if it was this year, is pretty old. Did you have to jack hammer the white out of the shell?

        2. Hmm. Maybe check in with us in a few hours and verify your lived to tell about it status......;)

          I can't believe you still had these in your fridge! But then again i am one of those kind of paranoid people who throws out anything suspect first and asks questions later...

          1. Is that Feb '06, as in 2006? Is your frig an archive for artifacts?

            1. I have chickens, we raise our own for eggs. I have eaten many, many eggs both before and after we started keeping hens. You will be fine. I have done a lot of research, talked to scientists and old time farmers.....eggs can be kept for a year in the fridge, and you'd be surprised how long an egg will keep at room temperature, as well.

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              1. re: kmlmgm

                Good to know. I have some in the fridge right now that we left for the petsitters who didn't eat them. We had them for a couple of weeks, we were going for almost three and have been back for about two. I'll eat them. 'Course I live in a "magic house."

                1. re: c oliver

                  Ah, Sam is remembered once again. Very sensible guy. May he rest in peace, secure in the knowledge that it wasn't old foods that did him in.

                  1. re: johnb

                    My first read of your post was "old fools." :) Big :)

                    1. re: c oliver

                      c oliver,
                      I read that as "old fools" as well. Funny!

                2. re: kmlmgm

                  Yeah, I know.

                  Last week I dusted off a carton with a best by date of "JAN 16".

                  So, I'm good to go!